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American Independent Cinema: An Introduction

Yannis Tzioumakis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618668
eISBN:
9780748670802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618668.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introduction to American independent cinema offers both a comprehensive industrial and economic history of the sector from the early twentieth century to the present and a study of key ... More


The Spanish Prisoner

Yannis Tzioumakis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633685
eISBN:
9780748671236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633685.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

David Mamet’s The Spanish Prisoner is a fine example of American independent cinema in transition. Made by a playwright-turned-filmmaker with a distinctive approach to questions of narrative and ... More


From Independent to ‘Indie’ Cinema

Yannis Tzioumakis

in The Spanish Prisoner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633685
eISBN:
9780748671236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633685.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter reviews a number of debates and arguments about contemporary American independent cinema. One of these arguments involves an examination of independent cinema as an institutional ... More


American Independent Cinema in the Age of the Conglomerates

Yannis Tzioumakis

in American Independent Cinema: An Introduction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618668
eISBN:
9780748670802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618668.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As the majors became one by one parts of multinational conglomerates in the late 1960s and 1970s, they gradually turned their attention to the production of fewer but considerably more expensive ... More


Introduction

Anna Backman Rogers

in American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and the Crisis Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693603
eISBN:
9781474412216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693603.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

American independent cinema is certainly a cinema in crisis, but it is also a cinema of crisis. A great deal of useful scholarship has been carried out on the notion of independence and the ... More


David Mamet and ‘Indie’ Cinema

Yannis Tzioumakis

in The Spanish Prisoner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633685
eISBN:
9780748671236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633685.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Chapter examines David Mamet’s position within the independent and indie cinema landscapes. It starts with an overview of Mamet’s work in American cinema and points to the problem that despite ... More


American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and the Crisis Image

Anna Backman Rogers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693603
eISBN:
9781474412216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693603.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Anna Backman Rogers argues that American independent cinema is a cinema not merely in crisis, but also of crisis. As a cinema which often explores the rite of passage by explicitly drawing on ... More


Introduction: ‘You don't know who anyone is’

Yannis Tzioumakis

in The Spanish Prisoner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633685
eISBN:
9780748671236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633685.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Introduction explains why The Spanish Prisoner is an important example of independent cinema and pays particular attention to the film’s generic specificity that has been misunderstood by ... More


John Sayles: Critical Realist

David R. Shumway

in John Sayles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036989
eISBN:
9780252094088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036989.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a commentary on John Sayles' film career. Sayles has long been referred to as America's leading independent filmmaker. More recently, he has been called both the grandfather and ... More


Far from Heaven

Glyn Davis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637782
eISBN:
9780748670864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637782.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Nominated for four Oscars, Far from Heaven earned rave reviews and won widespread cultural and critical recognition. A knowing and emotionally involving homage to the films of Douglas Sirk, this film ... More


Conclusion: The Crisis Image – Mumblecore and Beyond

Anna Backman Rogers

in American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and the Crisis Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693603
eISBN:
9781474412216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693603.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By way of conclusion and further development of the notion of a cinema of crisis, I will extend briefly this study’s theoretical framework to the work of Harmony Korine, Kelly Reichardt and the ... More


Introduction: Memento

Claire Molloy

in Memento

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637713
eISBN:
9780748671007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637713.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Memento emerged into the new landscape of twenty-first-century independent film. This book is centrally concerned with placing Memento within that terrain constituted of the various discourses which ... More


Chapter Two

Anna Backman Rogers

in American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and the Crisis Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693603
eISBN:
9781474412216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693603.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By using the Western as a genre ‘in crisis’, Dead Man counteracts the particular version of history it has perpetuated and come to be associated with. In its more traditional form, the Western is a ... More


Chapter One

Anna Backman Rogers

in American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and the Crisis Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693603
eISBN:
9781474412216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693603.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Overtly, the film is about the trauma these boys suffer after the girls’ suicides and their inability to deal collectively with their deaths. On a formal level, however, the film is concerned with ... More


Kaufman’s Dissensus

James Harvey

in Jacques Rancière and the Politics of Art Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474423786
eISBN:
9781474453585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423786.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Exploring the tensions between the themes and visual style, Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is an exemplary manifestation of dissensus: ‘the presence of two worlds in one’ (Rancière, 2010: ... More


Chapter Three

Anna Backman Rogers

in American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and the Crisis Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693603
eISBN:
9781474412216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693603.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Somewhere focuses not only on a life-crisis, but also on an extended liminal moment in a character’s life. Johnny’s life is in suspension; his lack of focus and direction is visualised in the ... More


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